BLOCKS by SIZE 8" Quilt Blocks

Eight inch quilt blocks are commonly used in quilts that are made up of one block only and the parts are easily divisible by four. Also, by setting the blocks in different layouts, you can create many different new designs -- sometimes with just a simple rotation of the block. This is not to say that larger or smaller versions of the same quilt block cannot be used in your quilt. Once again, you are the designer.

Chisholm Trail Variation

Free Quilt Block Pattern

This four patch quilt block is a slight variation of the Chisholm Trail quilt block. By a simple different arrangement of the light, dark and medium values of the fabrics it appears to be a totally different block. The block features simple patchwork, using only squares and half square triangles.

The sample quilt layouts show two very different quilts. One quilt uses a side by side block setting, while the second quilt sets the quilt blocks on point. Both quilts use sashing to separate the blocks, with very different results.

See also: Chisholm Trail